Christmas Craft Fair

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Every year the Parents Advisory Council organizes an amazing Christmas Craft Fair held at the elementary school. This year I have the pleasure of organizing the event which is a rather large job. This fundraiser is the biggest one done by our PAC and last year brought in over $10,000. The money is used for… Read more »

Theatre Festival

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This weekend we are enjoying the 5th annual Gabriola Theatre Festival, a three day extravaganza of fun revolving around 10 live plays, free outdoor entertainment, pancake breakfast, street faire and kids corner arts and crafts. We  watched 3 plays, observed a flash mob dance on the street, saw musical and magical entertainment, shopped the street… Read more »

Christmas is in the air on Gabriola…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! Gabriola was graced or cursed depending on who you are by a little dump of snow last night. It was beautiful dropping the kids at school this morning seeing kids sledding, building snowmen and being giddy. We also had the joy of watching the… Read more »

Gabriola Holiday Highlights!

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It is that time of the season where we are looking for small gifts to take to hosts of holiday gatherings and I have come across some great ones! If you are heading out to a friends for dinner swing by the Village Liquor Store (find them on facebook) and check out their assortment of… Read more »